July 25, 2024

President Biden Meets with African American Mayors Association to Discuss Priority Issues Affecting Working Families Across the Country

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on lowering healthcare costs, Tuesday, September 27, 2022, in the Rose Garden of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

In a meeting at the White House on Wednesday, President Joe Biden thanked a group of African American mayors for their partnership in helping deliver results for working families across the country. The President reiterated his commitment to working with mayors on a range of priority issues that impact all Americans, including public safety, housing, and environmental justice.

The mayors, who were representing the African American Mayors Association (AAMA), were in Washington, D.C. for the association’s 9th Annual Conference. The President’s meeting with the mayors was part of a series of engagements with mayors and other stakeholders to discuss key initiatives and policy priorities.

During the meeting, the President highlighted his administration’s commitment to implementing the Investing in America Agenda, which includes the American Rescue Plan, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, and Inflation Reduction Act. The President emphasized that these initiatives are delivering for working families and communities across the country, and he thanked the mayors for their partnership in ensuring that these policies are implemented effectively.

The mayors also discussed the positive impact of the President’s agenda in their communities, particularly in the areas of public safety, housing, and environmental justice. They shared their perspectives on how the Biden-Harris Administration can continue to support their efforts to deliver results for their constituents.

Vice President Kamala Harris hosted over 80 AAMA mayors for a reception at the Vice President’s residence earlier this week, underscoring the importance of the Administration’s partnership with mayors across the country.

Today’s meeting was attended by Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard of Mount Vernon, NY and AAMA President, Mayor Steven Reed of Montgomery, AL, Mayor Byron Brown of Buffalo, NY, Mayor Sharon Weston Broome of Baton Rouge, LA, Mayor Karen Bass of Los Angeles, CA, and Phyllis Dickerson, CEO of the African American Mayors Association.

The meeting highlighted the importance that the Biden-Harris Administration places on working with mayors to deliver results for the American people in communities across the country. The President and his team remain committed to engaging with mayors and other stakeholders to ensure that their policy priorities are heard and addressed in Washington, D.C.

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